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As all songs are now ultimately
consigned to the ultimate low
point of being a ring tone, I
believe that some, shall we say,
lower quality songs should be
consigned "Straight to Ring
Tone", cutting out the being
commercially released in any
other format stage. This closely
mirrors the "Straight
concepts for crap films. Whilst
the resultant tones will be
insanely innoying, they will only
be annoying in one extra
specially annoying format.
Possible suggestions? Well,
anything remotely linked to any
member past, present or future of
the Spice Girls gets my vote. Or
anything by Craig David obviously.
||In light of its source (no offence, [BV]) I am somewhat alarmed to note that I am in favour of this idea.
||Why is this constantly returning to the top of the 'recent' list when no-one else is annotating it. Attention-seeking, [BV]?
||Attention Seeking? Moi? I think
no-one else was doing anything.
Why am I a dodgy source btw?
||I saw the article about new
less beepy phones (in the
Manchester version of the
Metro). I think it will be a
while before they are
widespread though, as they cost
680 of your Earth Pounds Sterling.
||Not at all dodgy, mon frere, I was merely noticing that, heretofore, I had not voted either way on any of your ideas. Nothing personal, I just felt myself to be neutral. This one, though, moves me.
||I am pro, in hopes that bottom-feeding composers will find a new purpose in writing songs that are good (distinctive, brief, melodious, harmonious) as ring-tones.
||But who decides what is a crap song and what isn't? And how do they go about it? Maybe everything by less-than-stellar performers is "published to Nokia" first, and then if lots of people use it a company floats a trial CD? Naw, there's too many good bands that are obscure...hate to hear Sleater-Kinney on somebody's phone. Are we back to trying to legislate musical taste again?
||In Australia (and presumably also
the rest of the world, although I
don't live there), there are
various bands which exist only
with the blessing of television
channels and other large sources
of funding and promotion, rather
than musical talent. E.g. Bartog
(or whatever it was called) and
||These miserable specimens should
be automatically banished to
ring-tone-hood, but that would
defeat the whole commercial
approach to them ("Instant
successful pop band, just add
marketing and pour in some
||Good idea, but it wouldn't
eliminate _enough_ of the rubbish
around the place.
||I know why this is halfbaked...the sheer size of the thing!! Agree: The use of bands as product spokesmouths is overdone, in US and abroad.
||Ring-tones are big business now, and getting bigger all the time. While working for a mobile phone music startup this year, I heard it said that, in a few years, straight-to-ringtone could well become the preferred route to market for the music biz (with better handsets, o' course).
||So: <b>fully baked</b> (but for the wrong reasons).